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  • Teaching College-Age Students Online with Compassion and Love in the Age of Covid-19 - By Michelle Cruz GonzalesMarch 28th, 2020 In the age (wholly crap, I hope it’s not an age) of Coronavirus,community college courses have had to transfer their face-to-face classes online. Many students had already been taking some of their courses online, but up until two weeks ago the majority of community college students took, and preferred, […]
  • Social Distances— By Nisi Shawl - By Nisi ShawlOriginally published on Our Plague Year Here’s the summary-slash-takeaway: Tip big. Smile when you can. Call people on the phone. Be kind. Okay. So I live in Seattle. King County. Washington. At the moment, per the King County Health Department, the number of deaths in the area attributed to COVID-19 is 26, with […]
  • The Forms of Isolation— By David Rovics - By David RovicsMarch 26th, 2020 As we hunker down wherever we are, we are collectively having radically differing experiences of isolation. Humanity, on any given day, is experiencing reality in very different ways. As a writer writing about the world around me and about things that have happened in the past, I spend a lot […]
  • Robyn Ochs— Bodies and Barriers contributor— Being Out Is Activism - By Jennie RobersonBi.orgMarch 24, 2020 Photo credit: photo by Marilyn Humphries Editor’s Note: This interview was conducted January 31st, 2020. Since then Covid-19 has changed the world for many of us and directly impacted our activism. I believe that the fundamentals about the importance of activism, burn out, and the joy to be gained by helping […]
  • Lizard Talk; Or, Ten Plagues and Another: An Historical Reprise in Celebration of the Anniversary of Boston ACT UP by Peter Linebaugh - by BLACK INK [ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 26, 1989 AS A PAMPHLET BY MIDNIGHT NOTES] To the memory of Carl Wittman Well, well, well. Happy Birth Day, ACT UP, and Many Happy Returns of the Day! The AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power has just begun to flex its muscles. We are all beginning to feel better in […]
  • Overcoming Personal and Collective Trauma in the Age of COVID-19— By Dani Burlison - By Dani BurlisonMarch 26th, 2020 I’m writing this from my living room in my small long-term rental home in Santa Rosa, California. Spring Equinox came and went while most of us in California were stuck inside, our entire state grinding down to a low thud of a halt. We watched—online—as our friends’ small businesses shuttered, […]
  • Adrian Shanker on My Feminine Heart - By Cassandra StormMy Feminine Heart My Feminine Heart is a video podcast series featuring inspiring journeys of transition. You will also find an incredible group of professionals who proudly service the transgender community, offering insights from their passions on a range of serious to fun topics on how to finance your transition, finding employment to […]
  • Fight or Flee— By Peter Marshall - By Peter Marshall March 25th, 2020 As always we have the choice to fight or flee, to look after ourselves or others, to be anxious and nervous or stay steady and firm. As the history of Thucydides (when plague hit Athens) and as La Peste of Albert Camus (describing the plague in Oran, Algeria) point […]
  • Bodge— By Robb Johnson - By Robb JohnsonMarch 25th, 2020 Bodge: verb INFORMAL• BRITISH make or repair (something) badly or clumsily. I have the misfortune to be enjoying lockdown under the Bodgerment figureheaded (“led” would be something of an exaggeration I think) by Bodger (No Relation) Johnson. It used to be the GetBrexitDunment, but events have of course now spiralled even […]
  • Sticking it to the Man in Sydney Review of Books - May You Live in Radical Times By Jeff SparrowSydney Review of BooksMarch 23rd, 2020 ‘My friends […] my friends, is there any one here – any soul brother among you – who doesn’t know my name, what I’m called? So you all know it, do you? […] Then say it, friends and soul brothers, say […]
  • Lee Camp on Economic Update with Richard D. Wolff - Economic Update: Comedy and Tragedy of Capitalism [S10 E12] Comedy and Tragedy of Capitalism **We make it a point to provide the show free of ads. Please consider supporting our work. Become an EU patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/economicupdate THIS WEEK’S TOPICS (w/timestamps): 00:45 – Updates on capitalism’s failures exposed by the Coronavirus; 07:14 – Sanders […]
  • Bodies and Barriers in LGBTSR - By Terri Schlichenmeyer The Bookworm Sex LGBTSR.com You woke up this morning feeling pretty good. That was quite a relief: in these frightening, uncertain times, every day of wellness is a bonus – especially when you consider that healthcare for a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer patient can be different than what straight people […]
  • Chris Hedges and Lee Camp, et al: Money Alone Cannot Overcome Coronavirus Crisis - RT America on Mar 19, 2020 Pulitzer-winning journalist and “On Contact” host Chris Hedges, comedian and “Redacted Tonight” host Lee Camp, “Boom Bust” producer and co-host Brent Jabbour and RT America sports correspondent Steve Christakos join Rick Sanchez to discuss the intensifying COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. They discuss the failure of US officials and infrastructure to […]
  • An Open Letter to Young Queers in the Time of COVID-19— By Robert Ostertag - By Robert OstertagMarch 23rd, 2020 Several younger queers have asked those of us who live through the worst of AIDS have any lessons from that. My answer is yes, and the lesson is that THIS IS NOT AIDS. Why does that matter? HIV is difficult to transmit. You either have to have sex or share […]
  • A Home Yoga Companion— Free e-Book by Robert Ostertag - By Robert Ostertag Like almost everything else, this book changed with the arrival of COVID-19. BEFORE: There were plenty of good reasons to develop a home yoga practice before the pandemic: save money, prevent injury, go deeper into meditation, tailor your practice to your own body, and, most of all, to do more yoga. AFTER: […]
  • Fighting the Cuomo Virus to Free Imprisoned Elders— By Susie Day - By Susie DayMarch 23rd, 2020 It’s spring, yet most of us are stuck inside, groping for a positive attitude while hoping we’re negative for the coronavirus. Here, in the apartment where I shelter with my partner, Laura Whitehorn, there is constant turmoil. Laura, who spent over 14 years in federal prison, helped found Release Aging […]
  • Solidarity Sale! 40% Off all Books, e-Books, DVDs, and CDs - As of today, Amazon announced that they’re not sending out any books till late April at the earliest. The PM Press website will be the only source of PM books for the foreseeable future. Check out all of our titles at pmpress.org/
  • If Social Distancing Is Impossible in Prisons, People Should Be Freed— By Vikki Law - By Victoria LawOriginally published on TruthoutCopyright, Truthout.org. Reprinted with permissionMarch 19th, 2020 In early March, Michelle Tran drove 1,500 miles from her home in Wichita, Kansas, to visit her husband Thai at California’s Avenal State Prison. It’s a trek that Tran makes every 45 to 60 days. She typically spends a week in California so […]
  • Coronavirus— By Leon Rosselson - By Leon RosselsonMarch 21st, 2020 Coronavirus I breakfast in the kitchen where I can look out through the windows onto the back garden. Every morning, I watch the squirrels – 3 of them, 2 parents and a young one – performing their circus tricks, chasing each other, skittering along the top of the wooden fence, […]
  • Coronavirus— By Peter Marshall - By Peter Marshall Originally posted on petermarshall.netMarch 18th, 2020 The virus seems to be on most people’s minds for the time being and no one can be certain where it will lead us. The world’s capitalist economies are in free fall (good at least for the planet and climate change, especially as there is less […]
  • ‘This is what health disparities look like in real life.’— By Adrian Shanker - By Adrian ShankerMarch 17th, 2020 In her chapter ‘Gender, Cancer, and Me’ in Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health, Liz Margolies writes:  “I don’t have cancer. So far. That is a good thing. But over a ten-year period, I accompanied four queer women to the edge of the cancer cliff, and then watched them […]
  • Advertising and the Apocalypse: Another World is Possible— By Vyvian Raoul - By Vyvian RaoulMarch 20th, 2020 “Fuck power, and lets just take care of each other. Most people know that politics is failing. That’s not a theory or my point of view. They can see it, they can feel it. The problem is they just can’t imagine an alternative. They lack confidence. I simply blanked out […]
  • Don’t Look for the Helpers— By Cory Doctorow - March 16th, 2020 By Cory Doctorow The thing is, I’ve been here before. I’ve written any number of apocalypses, so many that I sometimes get branded a “dystopian” by critics and online audiences and catalogers. I’m not a dystopian, though. Here’s the thing: assuming that things will break down does not make you a dystopian. […]
  • Reading The Plague in the Age of Social Distancing— By Simone Zelitch - By Simone ZelitchOriginally posted on her blog HEREMarch 19th, 2020 I’ve taught The Plague to my community college students more than once.   It’s one of the books that most people figure they’ve outgrown.   Set in the mid-1940s, in  Oran, a small Algerian city which faces an epidemic  of bubonic plague,  the novel  feels pretty fusty […]
  • Going Viral ? Cartographies of panic and precaution in the age of precarity By Phil Cohen - By Phil Cohen March 17th, 2020 Everybody knows that pestilences have a way of recurring in the world; yet somehow we find it hard to believe in ones that crash down on our heads  from a blue sky. There have been as many plagues as wars in history yet always plagues and wars take people […]
  • Bodies and Barriers in Out in New Jersey - New book has depth and multiple perspectives on LGBTQ health By Sherri RaseOut in New JerseyMarch 14th, 2020 Adrian Shanker is the Founder and Executive Director of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Dig a wee bit deeper and you find not only a committed lifelong award-winning activist but someone who is passionate about […]
  • Read this feature article on Dr Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Health who is leading the state’s response to COVID-19. - Who is Rachel Levine? Pa. health secretary offers calm, reassurance amid pandemic Dr. Levine also wrote the foreword to Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health. You can find more about the book below. By Ivey DeJesusPennlive.com Dr. Rachel Levine joined Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration amid a raging opioid epidemic, which up until now she […]
  • #MutualAid By scott crow - By scott crow For those who feel like this is the apocalypse- its not! I’ve been in two major disasters (DC 9/11) & Katrina. Stockpiling weapons &toilet paper isn’t going to help. After Katrina there was NO soap, TP or hand sanitizer for weeks and months for some. We all survived under great stress & […]
  • Sticking it to the Man in Reason Magazine - A new anthology explores how the counterculture of the ’60s and ’70s mixed with the mainstream. By Jesse WalkerReason MagazineApril 2020 I haven’t read The Presidential Plot, but I want to. According to the new anthology Sticking It to the Man, Stanley Johnson’s 1969 novel features a CIA so fed up with the failure in Vietnam that […]
  • We’re On Our Own: Don’t Wait For The Ruling Elite (Web Exclusive) By Lee Camp -
  • Coronavirus and Democracy by Dr. Michael Fine - By Dr. Michael Fine March 16th, 2020 Think about this. The housed can go into a room and close the door, and protect themselves from getting this disease. The homeless sit together in common spaces at shelters and in soup kitchens. When we decided to close schools, we discovered that many kids depend on schools […]
  • Honest Government Ad | Coronavirus: Flatten The Curve—Video - The Government has made an ad about the Coronavirus and its surprisingly honest and informative. 🔹 READ THIS NOW: https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/corona… 🔹 Good article explaining Flattening the Curve: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/… 👉 KEY SOURCES 🔹 A thread explaining the risk of systemic healthcare failure: https://twitter.com/LizSpecht/status/… 🔹 All the latest facts and stats about Covid19: https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus 🔹 Fatality Rate […]
  • Sign up for our email list and choose a free e-Book from the selection here! - A quick note from PM PRESS: It is obvious we are living through some extremely difficult times. The influence of the coronavirus will continue to change, grow, and affect all aspects of our lives in huge and new ways. In an effort to help keep people home to prevent the further spread of the virus […]
  • Autonomous Groups Are Mobilizing Mutual Aid Initiatives to Combat the Coronavirus from IGD - From It’s Going Down March 14th, 2020 In the span of just a few weeks, the coronavirus has completely changed life as we know it, while also exposing the vast array of contradictions firmly entrenched within capitalist society. America has been laid bare as to what it always has been, a settler-colonial project that is […]
  • David Rovics — Viral Solidarity - March 16th, 2020 Particularly in countries with governments as bought-off and incompetent as ours in the US, how society copes with the current moment will depend primarily on our ability to support each other — mutual aid.  You can also download the song as an MP3. All of my spring and summer tour plans are […]
  • Lessons from the Spanish Influenza— on Against the Grain - By Sasha LilleyAgainst the Grain, KPFA March 16th, 2020 When looking back at pandemics in modern history, the 1918 Spanish influenza stands out. It took the lives of somewhere between 50 and 100 million people — and while it devastated the countries of the Global North, it took its greatest toll in the Global South. […]
  • Coronavirus Updates Daily (M-F) with Dr. Michael Fine on GoLocal LIVE at 12 noon - Monday, March 16th, 2020 Friday, March 13th, 2020 Thursday, March 12th, 2020 Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 Monday, March 09, 2020 GoLocalProv News Team Former RI Director of Health, Dr. Michael Fine The new coronavirus (COVID-19) is one of the most serious health challenges facing the world and Rhode Islanders. Dr. Michael […]
  • Keep Running, Bernie, Keep Running - By Ted Glick March 11th, 2020 The last 11 days have been rough for the Bernie Sanders campaign and all his supporters. Yesterday’s voting was a third disappointing election day in a row. As of right now, it’s looking good for Biden. Right on cue, Jim Clyburn, James Carville and who knows who else has […]
  • The Beatrix Gates— finalist for a “Lammy” in the Transgender Fiction category - These Are The Finalists for the 2020 Lambda Literary Awards Every year, the “Lammys” celebrate the best in LGBTQ literature By Michelle Hart Mar 10, 2020 For 30 years, the Lammys have honored the LGBTQ community’s longstanding contribution to literature This year’s nominees include Jacqueline Woodson, Ocean Vuong, Saeed Jones, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Carmen Maria Machado, […]
  • Liberating Sampi mention in Pacific Sami Searvi Newsletter - By J. WhitehornPacific Sámi SearviWinter/Spring 2020 You’ll want one to read, one to give, and one ini which to collect autographs of the 12 Sami Superheroes interviewed within (three have visited the PNW in the last year). But don’t take our word for it (PSS is mentioned, s we are hardly objective), take Buffy St. […]
  • Sticking it to the Man – a must have for vintage paperback fans… - By Robert DeisMensPulpMags.comMarch 8th, 2020 As I said in a previous post I wrote about pulp culture maven and novelist Andrew Nette, I am more than a little in awe of him. In 2018, he took the study of vintage paperbacks into a new realm of academic analysis and excellence with his book about “Teensploitation” […]
  • No Shamrock Required: Taking “Luck” Out of the Health Care Access Equation - By Marj ShannonCAMP Rehoboth Community CenterMarch 6th, 2020 Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health is a compelling new book that recounts the experiences of LGBTQ people as they navigate the health care landscape. It includes the stories of 26 individuals’ encounters with providers who were too often clueless or even hostile; too seldom compassionate […]
  • Lee Camp talks Bullet Points and Punch Lines on The Jimmy Dore show - Back to Lee Camp’s Author Page
  • Girls Are Not Chicks Coloring Book on Save the Children - 9 Children’s Books That Celebrate Gender Equality Save the Children Every child deserves to grow up healthy, educated and safe – with an equal chance to reach their potential. That’s why Save the Children is committed to building a world where girls, boys, and youth of diverse gender identities are heard, valued, and have access […]
  • Nisi Shawl’s Talk Like a Man in Locus - By Gary K. WolfeLocus MagazineFebruary 2020 It’s been more than a decade since Nisi Shawl’s only previous collection, Filter House, and since much of her short fiction has appeared in small-press publications that often have to be sought out, her new chapbook from PM Press provides an enticing glimpse into the fiction of an author […]
  • Nicky Garratt (UK Subs, Hedersleben) in Peek aBoo Magazine pt 2 - ‘Putting a krautrock band together I always wanted this fearlessness.’ (Interview Part 2) By Dani VolohovPeek aBoo MagazineFebruary 10th, 2020 When you hear Nicky Garratt’s name the first thing you think about is UK Subs. Nicky joined the band at the very, very beginning of their career. And quickly Nicky’s work with Sub’s vocalist – […]
  • How a kid growing up in the heart of central Pa. found his voice as a transgender teen - By Jasmine Vaughn-HallYork Daily RecordFebruary 21st, 2020 In an ad from Starbucks, a trans teen is portrayed trying out his new name. USA TODAY At 5 years old, when most kids wished for more sweets and toys, Preston Heldibridle hoped he could be a boy. He never felt comfortable being called a girl even though he […]
  • Hitting Where It Hurts - by Gabriel Kuhn A review of Jake Alimahomed-Wilson and Immanuel Ness (eds.), Choke Points: Logistics Workers Disrupting the Global Supply Chain (London: Pluto Press, 2018). After Wobblies of the World: A Global History of the IWW and Southern Insurgency: The Coming of the Global Working Class, the anthology Choke Points: Logistics Workers Disrupting the Global […]
  • Dealing with Government Repression— An Excerpt from Burglar for Peace - By Ted Glick (The following is largely excerpted from my book Burglar for Peace: Lessons Learned in the Catholic Left’s Resistance to the Vietnam War, coming out this June.) Since Trump took office three years ago at least 18 states have seen the introduction of legislation by right-wing climate deniers tied to the fossil fuel […]
  • New Books | Beyond the Periphery of the Skin - Silvia Federici expands on her analysis in Caliban and the Witch, exploring how the body is central to the reproduction of capitalism but also to anti-capitalist resistance. This is an excerpt from Silvia Federici’s Beyond the Periphery of the Skin: Rethinking, Remaking, and Reclaiming the Body in Contemporary Capitalism (PM Press, 2020), republished with permission […]
  • You Have to Laugh—Bullet Points and Punch Lines - By David SwansonFree PressFebruary 20, 2020 It’s often hard to report on U.S. politics and government with a straight face. It’s even harder to report on the usual reporting on U.S. politics and government with a straight face. So much of it is beyond the reach of parody. Yet it also opens up opportunities to […]
  • Dani Burlison in The North Bay Bohemian - Phoenix Rising  Dani Burlison torches the patriarchy—and writes from the ashes By Jess TaylorNorth Bay BohemianFebruary 19th, 2020 A decade ago I took a writing workshop in the back of an herbal store in Occidental. Sheltered from the foggy morning inside the cozy, candlelit space, about eight of us gathered around a Dia de los […]
  • Pilgrim, Hughes Uncover Forgotten History of Campus Diversity, Identify Prominent African- American Attendees in Early 20th Century - by Anne HogensonFerris Magazine Online In 2015, David Pilgrim and Franklin Hughes, of Ferris’ Diversity and Inclusion office, began a small research project to celebrate the first African-American student to attend Ferris State University. At the time, they believed this to be Gideon Smith (graduated 1912), who went on to become the first African-American varsity athlete at Michigan […]
  • Uncovering the truth about black detectives in pulp fiction - By Jane SullivanThe AgeFebruary 19th, 2020 In 1971, private detective John Shaft was the ultimate in cool black heroes. Played by Richard Roundtree on the big screen, Shaft blasted the baddies to a funky Isaac Hayes score and launched a host of blaxploitation movies that used the political unrest of the day as background to […]
  • Bodies and Barriers and Adrian Shanker in The Courier Newsroom - Telemedicine Bill in Pennsylvania May Not Pass Because Someone Mentioned the Abortion Pill Graphic via Shutterstock / Courier By Jen CollettaCourier NewsroomFebruary 20th, 2020 The legislation would set licensing guidelines and require insurers to provide coverage for telehealth as they would in-person health care. A Republican-sponsored amendment, however, threatens to derail its passage. Coming out […]
  • Sticking It To The Man book (with Iain McIntyre in the studio) on Junkyard radio - By Michael Mulholland Junkyard December 19th, 2019
  • Abundance: A Review in Family Medicine - By Raymond Downing, MDFamily Medicine February 2020 Abundance is a well told tale, part drama, part adventure thriller, set both in Liberia at the end of 14 years of nearly constant civil war, and in Rhode Island, where most of the characters have some connection. Julia, a 32-year-old doctor with experience in several third-world hot spots, […]
  • Political Climbers - Environmentalist momentum in the West By Richard ManningOriginally Posted on Harper’sAugust 2017 The best way into Denver is by taking the train to Union Station, a cavernous Beaux Arts building with a barrel-vaulted ceiling, giant chandeliers wrought in brass and milk-white glass, and arched windows as tall as trees. From there, it’s only a couple of […]
  • Bodies and Barriers in Out in Print - By Andrew J. PetersOut in Print: Queer Book Reviews February 17th, 2020 Given the progress we’ve made toward LGBTQ+ equality, and the growth of queer visibility in mainstream politics and culture in the new millennium, surely our communities are enjoying a better quality of life, aren’t they? AIDS prevention and treatment has reversed the rise […]
  • Sticking it to the Man in Shindig Magazine - By Richard KnightShindig!February 2020 Hipsters, flipsters and finger popping’ daddies – the man gets righteously stuck! The tribes of those revolutionary times are here assembled; soul brothers, militants, feminists, queers and street-level hunters. SITTM is an authoritative guide to the pulp and popular fiction of “the long ‘60s”. that period of rapid social and cultural […]
  • The Hidden Fight over Women’s Work - New Labor ForumJanuary 9th, 2020 The U.S. birth rate is now the lowest it has ever been. Other countries, confronting low birth rates in the twentieth century, instituted supports to make raising children more appealing. They provided universal child care, health care, paid leave, child allowances, and shorter working hours. The United States, by contrast, […]
  • David Pilgrim in conversation with Franklin Hughes— Expect Diversity - Television and Digital Media Production Media In this episode of Expect Diversity, host David Pilgrim initiates conversation with Franklin Hughes, Ferris State’s Multi-Media Specialist for Diversity and Inclusion, about Ferris State’s past and some of the first international students. Together they discuss a few extremely successful individuals that went to Ferris State, international students that […]
  • Interview with Feminist Activist and Author Jenny Brown on KBOO Radio - KBOO Radio October 1st, 2019 Jenny Brown is a feminist organizer with the National Women’s Liberation and the author of a number of titles, including most recently, “Without Apology: The Abortion Struggle Now.” Brown was also involved in the campaign to make Plan B, the morning after pill, available over the counter in the US. […]
  • High Tragicomedy: A review of Lee Camp’s Bullet Points and Punch Lines - By Gerry BellowMockingbird As a disclaimer I need to note Lee Camp and I go back a ways. This allows me to say assurance he has always been able to be funny about things that are horrible. I first became aware of him in October of 2012 when I had my first big story. I […]
  • Bodies and Barriers in Queer Lit Preview 2020 on Turnaround Blog - Turnaround Blog The contributors to Bodies and Barriers look for tangible improvements, drawing from the history of HIV/AIDS in the U.S. and from struggles against health care bias and discrimination. At a galvanising moment when LGBT people have experienced great strides in lived equality, but our health as a community still lags, here is an […]
  • Anarchist Cuba in Fifth Estate Magazine - A culture of resistance against capitalism & the state By Sylvie Fifth Estate “…these anarchist rebels took part in a long tradition of imagining Cuba as an ‘island of dreams’ where humanity could create a free, healthy, educated, and egalitarian beacon for global liberation.” —Kirwin Shaffer 1933 Cuban General Strike. The bloody regime of dictator […]
  • Nicky Garratt (UK Subs, Hedersleben) in Peek aBoo Magazine - ‘In punk, I found the vehicle for skepticism.’ (Interview Part 1) By Dani VolohovPeek aBoo MagazineFebruary 10th, 2020 When you hear Nicky Garratt’s name the first thing you think about is UK Subs. Nicky joined the band at the very, very beginning of their career. And quickly Nicky’s work with Sub’s vocalist – Charlie Harper, […]
  • Working Class Heroes: A History of Struggle in Song— Recorded at the 2019 Howard Zinn Book Fair - Celebrated musicians, bandleaders, and authors Mat Callahan and Yvonne Moore will sing songs from the brand new album Working-Class Heroes, a collection of American working-class, pre–World War II folk songs revived for new audiences. In this session, the duo will perform songs written by both by folk canon heavyweights and lesser-known but equally gifted songwriters […]
  • Michael Blumlein, Thoreau’s microscope Plus … in Peace News - By Fiorella LecoutteuxPeace NewsMay 7th, 2018 The physician and award-winning writer Michael Blumlein, started his career as a medical researcher in San Francisco. Published in 1988, his first science fiction novel, The Movement of Mountains, set the tone for his subsequent work: short stories, essays and novels merging science fiction, fantasy and horror and featuring […]
  • Heinz and Lawrence: Experience in auxiliary jobs - Living and Dying on the Factory Floor in Wildcat Magazine Originally published in GermanWildcat MagazineTranslated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version) In Chicago we met Dave Ranney, in the 70s organized among others in the Sojourn Truth Organization, then companion of Raya Dunayewskaya in News and Letters. As far as his age and state of health allow, […]
  • Sticking It To The Man in Aquarium Drunkard - Blanks And Postage: Psychedelic Futures By Jesse JarnowAquarium DrunkardJanuary 28th, 2020 Like music, it’s all too easy and obvious to describe the best science fiction novels as “psychedelic.” It’s a quick catch-word for the shattering meta-realities of Philip K. Dick, and a whole range of inter-dimensional playgrounds and plot devices from the “soma” of Aldous […]
  • David Rovics — Anarchists For Bernie - Update: 2/14/2020 Since only recently discovering the social media platform, Reddit, I have been posting various things to various sub-Reddits, depending on the subject matter of whatever I’m posting. Knowing it was possibly going to be considered unwelcome on the very popular Anarchism sub-Reddit, I posted a song I just wrote, called “Bernie 2020.” It […]
  • Recording: UK Book Release Event for Journey through Utopia with Matthew S. Adams, Rhiannon Firth and Tim Waterman - AUTONOMY NOW presents: ‘Journey through Utopia’ by Marie Louise Berneri with Matthew S. Adams, Rhiannon Firth and Tim Waterman. The talk considered utopian thought in dystopian times, in reference to the life and writings of Marie Louise Berneri, author of Journey through Utopia. The talk was given at Housmans Bookshop, London on Thursday January 30th […]
  • I Want to Be a Paperback Writer— Sticking it to the Man in Counterpunch - By Ron JacobsCounterpunchFebruary 7th, 2020 Up until the early part of this century, most drugstores in the United States had full-on newsstands that sold daily newspapers, the Racing Form, and weekly magazines. They also had MAD magazine, comic books, pop music fan mags, crossword puzzles books, and hundreds of paperback titles. Running the gamut from […]
  • Jenny Brown’s Abortion Without Apology in Jewish Currents - By Meaghan WinterJewish CurrentsDecember 2nd, 2019 Discussed in this essay: Without Apology: The Struggle for Abortion Now, by Jenny Brown. Verso, 2019. 208 pages. IN 1969, THE NEW YORK CITY HEALTH DEPARTMENT hosted a panel of 15 speakers—14 men and one nun—to discuss the possibility of creating narrow exceptions to New York’s strict anti-abortion laws […]
  • Cindy Milstein’s Paths toward Utopia on the Black Agenda Report - By Roberto SirventBAR Book Forum January 29th, 2020 BAR Book Forum: Cindy Milstein’s “Paths toward Utopia” The author believes we are at a crossroads between fascism and/or extinction, and a path of communal care. “The necessity of cooperation and solidarity is more apparent by the day.” In this series, we ask acclaimed authors to answer five […]
  • Adrian Shanker reads from ‘lifesaving’ book for LGBT people - Milford. Milford Mayor Sean Strub contributed a chapter on the stigma of HIV to the new and critically acclaimed anthology “Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health.” Simone Kraus of TriVersity calls it a “must read” book about the “barriers we must overcome ourselves or our allies who we are, our children, spouses, partners, and […]
  • Brexit and the European Union - By Peter Marshall February 1st, 2020 Today Britain has left the European Union. I initially voted for Brexit in the referendum when I was abroad because it seemed to promise greater sovereignty and independence and because I did not like unelected commissioners deciding on our laws and rules. But I was not aware then how […]
  • Bodies and Barriers in Out In Jersey - By Sherri RaseOut In Jersey February/March 2020 Adrian Shanker is the Founder and Executive Director of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Dig a wee bit deeper and you find not only a committed lifelong award-winning activist but someone who is passionate about the most fundamental basic human right: access to health care. His […]
  • Shout Your Abortion in Staf Magazine (Spanish) - Staf. MagazineSeptember 20th, 2019 Amelia Bonow creo algo mundialmente viral con su hashtag #ShoutYourAbortion relacionado con historias sobre el aborto, y a raíz de eso recibió una gran cobertura sobre los medios, y multitud de experiencias de mujeres sobre el aborto en todo territorio nacional de los Estados Unidos y después en el mundo entero. […]
  • Radical America Komiks in Staf Magazine (Spanish) - By RedacciónStaf. MagazineSeptember 20th, 2019 PM Press, nos trae una nueva edición de Radical America Komiks, es una revista afiliada a Students for a Democratic Society publicó una memorable edición de “comix underground” en el 1969. Su principal artista y editor, Gilbert Shelton, junto con Paul Buhle y Jay Kinney, han participado artistas conocidos en […]
  • Growing Up Panther: An Interview with K’Sisay Sadiki - By Susie Day “As we left the courtroom, [a friend] was standing in the hallway with K’Sisay, Kamau’s two-year-old daughter. As Kamau walked near her, she held out her arms to him. Kamau took two steps toward her and the marshals jumped him and began beating him. … I will never forget the haunting scream […]
  • Gabriel Kuhn and Liberating Sápmi: Indigenous Resistance in Europe’s Far North on By Any Means Necessary - By Any Means Necessary In this segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Gabriel Kuhn, author of “Liberating Sápmi: Indigenous Resistance in Europe’s Far North,” and Aslak Holmberg, a salmon fisher, Sámi language teacher, indigenous studies scholar, and vice president of the Sámi Council, to talk about the parallels between treatment of indigenous Sami communities […]
  • Bosses, Birth Rates, and the Battle over U.S. Immigration Policy - U.S.-born women workers have effectively gone on a birth strike, and that’s freaking out an establishment fighting with itself over immigration policy and reproductive freedom. By Jenny BrownSocialist Forum Fall 2019 The U.S provides very little support for parents—no paid parental leave, expensive childcare and college, unreliable health care that can bankrupt you, pay that […]
  • Sticking It To The Man in The Newton Review of Books - By Michael Jongen The Newton Review of BooksJanuary 30th, 2020 Sticking it to the Man brings together a wide-ranging collection of essays that examine how the counterculture and radical politics have been reflected in popular fiction. In this new book, Nette and McIntyre have produced a companion volume to Girl Gangs, Biker Boys, and Real […]
  • X: Straight Edge and Radical Sobriety: A Review - By John A DuerkDecember 29th, 2019 “Simply being straight edge doesn’t make you better than anyone else, especially if you embrace and perpetuate a lot of the fucked-up aspects of mainstream culture.” –Eva Hall, p. 28 Gabriel Kuhn has done it again.  Nearly a decade after his initial effort to capture the political elements associated […]
  • How Lwaxana Troi Became Our Space Aunt— on StarTrek.com - By Meg ElisonStar TrekNovember 6th, 2019 The Betazoid ambassador is the aunt who would help us dye our hair and let us confide our deepest secrets, and we would all be lucky to have her. StarTrek.com In a universe where everyone arrives in a shower of gold molecular glitter on a transporter pad, Lwaxana Troi […]
  • Nisi Shawl’s Talk Like a Man on the Fantasy-Faction - By Jonathan ThorntonFantasy-FactionJanuary 27th, 2020 Book Name: Talk Like A Man Author: Nisi Shawl Publisher(s): PM Press Formatt: Paperback / Ebook Genre(s): Anthology / Science Fiction / Fantasy Release Date: November 15, 2019 (US) November 21, 2019 (UK) “She would have to do something. Something else besides living. Something more.” PM Press’s Outspoken Authors series, […]
  • Bodies and Barriers: LGBT Health Equity - Listen to our interview with Adrian Shanker, Founder & Executive Director of the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown, PA and editor of Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health. Adrian and Sarah talk about LGBT health, how healthcare providers can provide culturally competent care, and Adrian’s new book. Back to Adrian Shanker’s Author Page
  • Women and the Subversion of the Community in Marx & Philosophy Review of Books - By Kaitlin PetersMarx & Philosophy Review of BooksJanuary 23rd, 2020 Women and the Subversion of the Community brings together a collection of essays written by seminal Marxist Feminist scholar and activist Mariarosa Dalla Costa, which had previously been unavailable to an English-speaking audience. The texts cover a wide range of topics related to the exploitation […]
  • Adrian Shanker, editor of ‘Bodies and Barriers,’ will speak and sign books in Milford - Pike County CourierJanuary 21st, 2020 Milford. Milford Mayor Sean Strub, whose chapter, “Challenging HIV Stigma,” is included in the anthology, will also speak at the Jan. 30 book release event. Adrian Shanker, the editor of an anthology listed by NBC News as one of the “10 LGBTQ Books to Watch Out for in 2020,” will […]
  • Sticking It To The Man in Huck Magazine - The countercultural power of American pulp fiction Mid-century rebellion By Miss RosenHuck MagazineJanuary 21st, 2020 Popular mid-century paperbacks would often tackle radical issues shunned by the high-brow mainstream, disguising them in accessible language and compelling plots. In the days before digital technology, mass-market paperback books were one of the most effective ways of introducing radical […]
  • Three Things I Learned In San Francisco - By Vyvian Raoul I recently visited the Bay to promote Advertising Shits In Your Head. Here are three things I learned during my trip: The Howard Zinn Bookfair is rad af and so is John Law. Silver Sprockets is rad af and so is Winston Smith. Most of the bus stops in San Francisco are […]
  • Bodies and Barriers — books to watch out for on NBC News - NBCnews.comJanuary 17th, 2020 Finding adequate health care is often a struggle for LGBTQ people. Through sharing the experiences of 26 queer activists, “Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health” sheds light on these struggles and offers a road map for health equity. Expected publication: March 1. Back to Adrian Shanker’s Author Page
  • Sticking It To The Man in Paperback Warrior - Paperback WarriorDecember 16th, 2019 It’s the end of the year and the last episode of the Paperback Warrior Podcast for 2019. In celebration of our inaugural year, we are revisiting the greatest books we read this year along with lots of edgy vintage paperback talk. Stream below or at your favorite podcast provider for our […]
  • Familiar Face— in Uncanny Magazine - By Meg ElisonNightmare MagazineJanuary 2020 Your camera thinks it spotted a familiar face. “Cameras don’t think,” Annie said, looking down at her phone. “Who taught this thing to identify specific faces? Who thought that was a good idea?” “Ok, neuromantic,” Jonah scoffed at her, looking over. “Not everything is a part of the panopticon. Calm […]
  • Från macho till mångfald - Straight Edge-rörelsen har gått från att vara macho och homogen till att bli mer inkluderande. Det menar Gabriel Kuhn, som nu skrivit sin andra bok om radikal nykterhet. By Emelie SvenssonAccentJanuary 3rd, 2020 När Gabriel Kuhn gick på gymnasiet på 1980-talet startade hans engagemang för straight edge, den subkultur inom hardcore punk som förespråkar avhållsamhet […]
  • Ian Brennan’s Silenced by Sound— A Songlines Review - By Nigel WilliamsonSonglinesJanuary 2020 Ian Brennan gave one of the more thought-provoking interviews published in this magazine (#130) in which he expounded his philosophy of giving voice to the unheard and overlooked and explained his search for ‘emotional truth’ in music. He explored the same themes at greater length and rather brilliantly in his 2016 […]
  • Going Underground - By Vyvian Raoul Just before Christmas, we had a UK launch event for Advertising Shits In Your Head at Freedom Books in London. As well as talking about the book, we also did a screening of a short documentary film we’ve made about subvertising in London: Subvertisers for London. The room was packed (we actually […]
  • New Kickstarter for Liberating Sápmi: Indigenous Resistance in Europe’s Far North - Check out Gabriel Kuhn’s newest book! Support the publication of Liberating Sápmi: Indigenous Resistance in Europe’s Far North by Gabriel Kuhn, the first accessible English-language introduction to the history of the Sámi people and their political resistance including in-depth interviews with Sámi activists and artists boldly standing up for the rights of their people. Check […]